Guilty or not guilty?

Not guilty kasi who will protect me kung matanggal siya?

Not guilty kasi tinulungan niya kami sa kaso.

Not guilty kasi wala naman nagbigay sa amin ng bagong SUV para sumoporta sa guilty.

Not guilty kasi papaano naman ang ambisyon ko maging presidente kung mag succeed ang Daan Matuwid?

Not guilty kasi papaano naman ang ambisyon ko maging bise-presidente kung mag succeed ang Daan Matuwid?

Not guilty kasi si Miriam ako.

Not guilty kasi si Joker ako.

Not guilty kasi si Villarroyo ako.

Not guilty kasi ang sinuman kalaban ni PNoy ay kaibigan ko.

Not guilty kasi mas marami kaming mga walang-hiya kesa sa inyo.

Manuel Buencamino

Buencamino was a weekly columnist for Today and Business Mirror. He has also written articles in other publications like Malaya, Newsbreak, "Yellow Pad" in Business World, and "Talk of the Town" in the Inquirer. He is currently with Interaksyon, the news site of TV5. MB blogged for Filipino Voices, blogs for ProPinoy and maintains a blog, Game-changers for him, as far as music goes, are Monk, Miles, Jimi, and Santana.

  • UPnnGrd

    Surprise, surprise….     Manny Villar voted to convict!

  • UPnnGrd

    Ten  “not guilty””s….  papaano ngayon iyan? At baka may dalawa pa na “Not guilty… may dolyar-account ako sa Boston (o sa New Joysey // o sa Honolulu )) …”

    Does this mean before 2012 is over,  that echos na si  deLima  when Supremo Korte continues to hear on her claim  Malakanyang POLICE POWER means  Malakanyang (and its agencies like BIR, PNP, etcetera )  are not required to get court OK’s.   ( I think worst case, though, she gets reprimanded,  not disbarred.  Best case, another Chief Justice is in place and new chief justice gets many others to voteDaang Matuwid requires yes — > Malakanyang agencies are exempt. )

  • GabbyD

    i’m glad enrile said what i said about bank confidentiality. its a prohibition on the banks from sharing — account holders are free to share if they want, which is the purpose of the saln.

    i’m glad farinas said that there is no difference between dollar and peso bank account confidentiality. under that theory, why declare your pesos.

    i’m surprised that the defense didnt say that the CJ has the right/power to interpret compliance with the saln law. that would have boosted their arguments. 

    • Yes, I liked the smirk on Senator Enrile’s face as he thought to himself “gotcha”, as the defense curled up into a helpless little ball.

      • I wonder if Enrile was merely signalling his intention to hang his decision on the law, as opposed to morality, which is what the reference to Austinian command theory was about. This is why he honed in on the meaning of culpa (a fault that is attributable and punishable regardless of whether it was intentional or not).